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Bristol City of Sanctuary Launch

This film is of the official launch of Bristol as a City of Sanctuary on the 22nd of June 2011. It was a fantastic day celebrating a multicultural Bristol, and consisted of a civic launch at Bristol City Council Hall and a promenade performance at the Bristol Cathedral. 

Summer Teach Outs 2021

As part of our summer of celebrations to mark the 10 year anniversary of Bristol being launched as a City of Sanctuary, we organised a series of โ€˜Teach Outsโ€™ to continue the conversations about some of the issues that impact those seeking sanctuary and wider communities wanting to welcome people to our city.

The first in our series was ‘Climate Change and Forced Displacement’. We were joined by Yumna Kamel from Earth Refuge and Helen Kidan from Bristol Hospitality Network. You can watch the discussion here. 

The third in our series was ‘The Nationality and Borders Bill’. We were joined by Jo Benefield from Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers Campaign and Mia Barlow from Safe Passage International. You can watch the discussion here

A Message of Welcome From Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol has recorded a message of welcome for people moving to our city. In it, he champions the diversity of Bristol and the immense contribution newcomers make to building our city. You can view the video below.

Disability and Migration: A Mural for Social Change

Show Your Heart Bristol

On Monday 21st March, we held a flotilla and speeches at College Green as part of a nationwide campaign with Together With Refugees, to demonstrate Bristolโ€™s welcome to those seeking sanctuary and to present an alternative vision to the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill, under which people escaping the same horrors would be treated differently depending on how they get here.

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